Vision care benefits are
provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP) using their Choice network of
providers. VSP vision care benefits help you get the glasses or contacts
you need to correct your vision. The program covers services from both VSP
network and non-network providers. In addition to glasses and contacts, the
plan offers discounts on laser vision correction. Treatment of a medical
condition affecting your eyes, such as glaucoma or pink eye, is handled through
your medical coverage.
Staff, regular faculty and
CMED faculty in benefits-eligible positions can elect vision coverage.
Additionally, eligible dependents may be covered. Employees pay the full
when you use a VSP provider
When services are provided by
a VSP provider, you pay only your copay(s) and the cost of any extras you want.
Tints, special treatments, and specialized frames may be ordered; the
additional charge you pay for these items will be at the discounted cost
available to VSP participants. For details on coverage with a VSP provider,
review the Vision Summary of Benefits.
To schedule an appointment
with a participating VSP provider, call the provider directly and tell the
provider that you are a VSP member. The provider will contact VSP to verify
your coverage and will file your claim for you. A vision ID card is not required
Benefits when you use a non-VSP provider
When using a non-VSP provider, you pay the provider's full charge then submit a claim form and itemized receipt to VSP. You will be reimbursed for the applicable benefits. For details, please see the Vision Summary of Benefits.
The out-of-network claim form is available on the right side of this webpage or you may file your claim through the VSP member portal. Claims must be submitted to VSP within 12 months after the date the services were completed.Vision Plan Information/Handouts: